I listened to the news tonight while I ate dinner.
Popular today is the story about a set of New York City schools that are part of a pilot program in which girls 14 and older can receive Plan B, or “the morning-after pill,” without parental consent (and without parental notification, according to some sources).
One guy included in the news coverage spoke from behind a podium. He said the pilot program provides a solution to a problem that has lifelong consequences: teen pregnancy.
Indeed any pregnancy, let alone one in a teen, makes a lifelong impact on all involved.
But I can’t agree with what the guy said from behind the podium. The pregnancy isn’t the problem. What the world says about sex is the problem (and unwanted pregnancy is a consequence). The morning-after pill can’t solve that.